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2015 Battery Dead

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by estrada_e234, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Feb 5, 2019 at 12:03 PM
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    estrada_e234

    estrada_e234 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm due for a new battery on my 2015.

    "Replace With: GROUP 27F" is what it says on my OEM battery.

    Is there any particular brands recommended out there?
    Or should I just purchase any reasonably priced 27F battery at my nearest auto parts store?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Feb 5, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    I replaced witha Duracell

    Now keep in mind you may need to get new battery tie down nuts and bolts. The stock ones don’t allow for a larger battery size.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2019 at 12:08 PM
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    estrada_e234

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    Thanks for the heads up!
    I came across this one with a quick Google search: https://www.autozone.com/batteries-...ery/duralast-gold-battery/249479_817435_25698

    I am hoping "OE Exact Fit" means I wouldn't need new tie downs and bolts.
     
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  4. Feb 5, 2019 at 12:09 PM
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    RyanL

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    I replaced mine last year and settled on Kirkland (Costco). Best price / warranty combo, no modifications necessary. It's been great so far especially on cold mornings out here.
     
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  5. Feb 5, 2019 at 12:15 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

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    My Costco sells Interstate, and it's a DIY deal, and yes, they want your old battery.

    Mine was $50 under parts house prices.
     
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  6. Feb 5, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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  7. Feb 5, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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    PzTank

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    Pricey for sure..
    Does your truck start noticeably faster as they say in the reviews?
     
  8. Feb 5, 2019 at 12:47 PM
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    TacomaMike37

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    Ha. People will say anything to help them swallow the fact that they paid close to $400 for something that they could have bought for $125.
     
  9. Feb 5, 2019 at 12:47 PM
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    Yes, the truck cranks over very urgently like it is on speed. If you compare the CCA and CAs to your battery you can see why, this thing has a monstrous 1750 CAs while also being a deep cycle.
     
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  10. Feb 5, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    BKinzey

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    Got mine thru Costco too. Interstate battery that was $30-40 less than anyone else, came in under $100.

    Couldn't justify the price for an AGM type battery.
     
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  11. Feb 5, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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    New to me. Both deep cycle & cranking in one. Deep cycle are designed to be ran way down then charged back up many many times. Cranking batts. are designed to be kept near completely charged. I guess it's time for something new. Uh! $360 Noooo.
     
  12. Feb 5, 2019 at 2:29 PM
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  13. Feb 6, 2019 at 5:01 AM
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    Replaced mine with a NAPA 27F in Oct. 2018. Fits perfectly. No issues with having to rig up different hold downs or any of that.
     
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    Just thought of this, if it turns the starter that much faster, I think my compressor is going to set some personal record inflation times.
     
  15. Feb 6, 2019 at 5:06 AM
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    20% code that's going on right now, and a $30 mail in rebate. Used it on my 27F and after rebate and core return and stuff it'll be about $250

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  16. Feb 8, 2019 at 6:57 AM
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    does the Northstar fit like oe? - the dimensions are pretty close
     
  17. Feb 8, 2019 at 6:58 AM
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    I replaced my OE battery with a 27F Duracell from Batteries+ last summer.
     
  18. Feb 8, 2019 at 7:04 AM
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    Yes. If you buy the same group as stock, your TRD should have come with a 27F. The NorthStar 27F fits in place fine. The only issue is the Northstar has a handle that is just a little wider than the factory tie down. I ran my tie down through the handle, if I messed with it some more I might have been able to get it to go over it, but this was a parking lot battery change with an antsy kid present.

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    thanks- also I see no mention of the rebate on their site- did that come with the battery?
     
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    If you guys or anyone else is interested, I plan on making and offering a much beefier hold down for these. I don't like the idea of a 68 lb battery held in place with the stock stuff. I'm going to take some 2" wide 3/16" bar stock and bend it over the top of the battery, and use some 3/8" thick J bolts to hold it in place. I'll be making mine today and can easily make more for cheap, like $30. I'll share pics if anyone is interested.
     
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